Malachi 1:1-5

Today’s Reading: Malachi 1:1-5 (English Standard Version)

1 The oracle of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi.  2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord.  But you say, “How have you loved us?”  “Is not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord.  “Yet I have loved Jacob 3 but Esau I have hated.  I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert.” 4 If Edom says, “We are shattered but we will rebuild the ruins,” the Lord of hosts says, “They may build, but I will tear down, and they will be called ‘the wicked country,’ and ‘the people with whom the Lord is angry forever.'”  5 Your own eyes shall see this, and you shall say “Great is the Lord beyond the border of Israel!”


  • God is faithful.
  • Our lives demonstrate God’s faithfulness in all situations at all times.
  • This passage very specifically demonstrates God’s love for Israel.
  • I’m glad to know that God was patient with the hard-headed Israelites.  That helps me understand why He is so patient with me!

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